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Glenwood Power Plant

Between the Glenwood Metro North station and the Hudson River lies the abandoned Yonkers Power Station of the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad, a massive building which was constructed between 1904 and 1906 to hold electrical generators to provide power for the electrfication of the railroad nearby. The plant ran into the early … Continue reading

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Bushwick Industrial Train Tracks

Here are a couple of shots of the old industrial train tracks that zig zag through east Williamsburg, Bushwick and Maspeth in Brooklyn. I teamed-up with Billy on a cold and sunny Saturday morning to visit what used to be a thriving freight and commercial passage. Images by Charles le Brigand
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Deep Down In ‘The Hole’

The “Hole” is a bizarre place. It is the kind of spot that Joe Pesci would choose to stab a fella with a butcher knife. I am not familiar with southern USA, but this is how I would picture rural Alabama. Flooded fields, reeds, empty lots, abandoned houses, old cars and broken-down trucks. Few blocks … Continue reading

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West Side Tennis Club

The West Side Tennis Club is a private tennis club founded in 1892 in Forest Hills, Queens NY. In 1923, when the United States Lawn Tennis Association National Championship (known now as the U.S. Open) moved to Queens, the club constructed a 15,00 seat – horseshoe shaped – stadium that still stands today. The club … Continue reading

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The Adler Hotel

Sharon Springs, located in the Mohawk Valley in central New York, was once a highly fashionable bath resort town for wealthy New Yorkers, as well as European and Judaic visitors. During the 19th century, this tiny village became world famous by virtue of the therapeutic benefits of its mineral springs, which contain high levels of … Continue reading

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Sten & Lex • Gaia at Brooklynite Gallery

Brooklynite gallery asked me to do a teaser video for Sten & Lex and Gaia’s upcoming show in New York. It was great to spend some time with Rae and the artists at the gallery and observe their creative process. “PORTRAITS” STEN & LEX • GAIA October 16 – November 6 2010 Brooklynite Gallery Photos … Continue reading

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Unnecessary Objects

…the story of a brownfield and a fellow In 1896, a massive multi-story structure was built along the shores of the Gowanus Canal in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. This prominent edifice was once a coal-fired power plant owned by the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company. But over the past two decades it became a prime spot for … Continue reading

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Straight Outta LA!

I was in Los Angeles last week-end to attend the inauguration of my first group exhibition so I decided to land a bit before the event to pace up and down the streets of LA. Here are some of the shots I’ve taken during this three days trip that took me to Huntington Beach to … Continue reading

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The Head-Hunters

Head Hunter is an institution here in Brooklyn. It is one of the oldest and most respected barbershop in Bed-Stuy. I heard about it because it is a well known fact in the neighborhood that Notorious B.I.G. used to hang out there. Few weeks ago, Jason “Classic Beatz” Minnis mentionned to me that the shop … Continue reading

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Dolk in New York

Walking the streets of NY is an absolute pleasure these days as some of the best street artists are currently hitting the walls of the big apple and presenting their work in galleries. Shepard Fairey has been quite busy pasting is propaganda around in preparation of his May Day show at Deitch Project, Belgium-born street … Continue reading

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Nicholas Kopernicus

I believe that some people were born to create music and others to savor it. Jason and Seon were born to create music. Producer/Pianist/Songwriter Jason “Classic Beatz” Minnis and Guitarist/Songwriter Seon Gomez form an instrumental duo called Nicholas Kopernicus. Their first opus, “Audiocentric“, is a homegrown blend of Afrobeat, Funk, Soul, Blues, Folk, Reggae and … Continue reading

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